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. last year. nearly half the cuts will come from the pentagon which was announced last week. wyatt andrews has that part of the story. >> reporter: tens of thousands of workers just in the shipyards of virginia are at risk of losing their jobs because of the budget cuts. one of them is mike patterson, a pipefitter at bae systems. >> the major concern is the layoffs. when these jobs run out, there won't be any coming in behind them. >> reporter: so when these ships leave, the work runs out? >> the work runs out. >> reporter: the navy's budget cuts of $10.3 billion will fall hardest in the shipyards and involve the cancellation of maintenance and modernizations of 22 warships this year. what does that mean? >> it's catastrophic to our industry, to our employee, and equally as important to the readiness of those ships. >> reporter: clifford says some navy destroyers and cruisers will lose critical upgrades to their weapons systems. >> if we don't do that we are sending a ship out in harm's way that may not be as fit to fight as it should be. >> reporter: it's less capable as a warship
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. it's the most >> pelley: the pentagon orders cuts because of the federal budget impasse. shipyard workers may be the first to go. the beauty and the blade-- a sports hero is arrested in the murder of a model. mark phillips has the story. and anthony mason with history for sale, memories of the life and death of a president. >> "12:52... 1:00, my president is dead." captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. 4,000 people who have been adrift at sea for four days are finally nearing shore tonight. this is a live image of the carnival cruise ship "triumph" as she is towed into mobile bay, alabama, this evening. she is expected to dock in just a few hours. she left galveston, texas, a week ago, loaded with her maximum 3,143 passengers and a crew of 1,100. the brochure described a four- day cruise in the caribbean, but an engine room fire left her adrift and powerless.
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. $46 billion in cuts this year alone, around 8% of the pentagon's budget but the senate headed home without resolving a dispute over the president's pick to lead the military former republican senator chuck hagel. >> we need a secretary of defense on the job. no one, no one knows, especially in the united states senate what foreign challenge will face this country perhaps within the next ten days. >> reporter: republicans say they still have questions about hagel's foreign policy speeches his income and his qualifications for the job. so in a rare move they filibustered his nomination. >> he is the wrong person at the worst time for the job, this day we can and must do better. >> reporter: republicans say they probably will allow hagel to get confirmed when they come back from recess. democrats say if that's the case, why not just confirm him now? this was supposed to be secretary panetta's last week on the job but j.b. and norah, he says he'll stick around until a new defense secretary is named. >> nancy cordes, thank you so much. >>> double amputee olympian oscar pistorius is deny